Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Time to Trade Pelfrey?

As the trade deadline approaches, one of the players I'd trade is Mike Pelfrey. First, his contract expires at the end of this season, and he's going to want to make a lot more given that his 2011 salary is $3,925,000 and his agent is Scott Boras. Second, in his six seasons with the Mets he's lost more than he's won. His record's 48-49. (This season he's 5-8 on a team that's above .500.). Third, in three of those seasons his ERA has been over 5.00; this season it's 4.55. Fourth, his WAR for 2011, which baseball-reference.com defines as "A single number that presents the number of wins the player added to the team above what a replacement player (think AAA or AAAA) would add," is just 1.0; that's reserve, not starter, level.

If the Mets can get some quality prospects for Pelfrey, they should trade him.

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